Monday 20 December 2010

Christmas catch ups


How are you going on your Holly Jolly Bingo words????   I’m not doing so well, I only have 10 words out of the 25 so far but I’m planning the slow and steady approach, I think!!!!!  LOL



Well, I’ve finally got the Christmas decorations up….a little later than normal this year.  We always had a tradition to put the tree up on December 1, but that sort of fell apart when DS was born……16 years ago!!!  We do still TRY, but………!!!!!!!!

Here we go for a quick, whirlwind visit around my place…..

I made this little guy quite a few years back and he never fails to lose his way at the tv!!!!


Bells in the kitchen…..

…baubles in the dining room…..notice the wilting candles…..the tropical heat and humidity has NOT been kind!!!! hee hee


My hubby always sends me a singing and dancing toy for Valentine’s day each year, so when I saw this singing reindeer stocking…..guess what I just had to do???


Our tree…not many presents yet….well!!!!!……Santa hasn’t been yet!!!!!!! LOL  Do you notice up in the corner???….my Birdcage from Jenny and my Birdcage Challenge??? it fits in beautifully….looks like Christmas doves!!!!!


This Christmas setting is very dear to me…..I just love it and it’s meaning is true and clear!

…….and seeing we don’t have a chimney…..


….just in case!!!!


I made this Santa garland many years ago….I think it looks great against the timber buffet.





and on top of the buffet……is another Christmas tree and it wears my Christmas decoration from the SSCS swap with pride!  Thanks so much Kornelia and Chooky!


Here is my decoration from last year’s swap


My favourite Baboushka Santas…..

Christmas blessings….


and dry clothes for Santa after his long ‘damp’ trek through the snow! (C’mon, we all know he’s magic….those clothes might be small now but…..!!!!! *wink*)

and why not another Christmas tree in the kitchen??  I do love my Christmas trees!!!!!!

and I’ve been thinking of finishing some of my many ‘starts’ this year…..  yesterday I’ve been working on these….



Do you recognise them?   They’re from Vicki’s Flirty Flowers pattern….I’m determined to finish it THIS YEAR!!!!!



and here is today’s stitchy task…..


….which will be the last before I can put it all together!!!!!   Woohoo!!!!!

How is your Christmas catchup going???

Christmas blessings and sugary hugs

XXX Wendy Smile


Dawn said...

oH your Home is looking like awonderful Christmas to be had... so 'pretty'... love the birdcage doves in the corner... and yeah a last minute finish for 2010...he he
Merry Christmas dear friend
Hugs Dawn x x x

Wendy said...

What a wonderful sharing post! I've been neglecting to get pictures posted :( ;) ... All of your decorations are so pretty! I think I have fewer words than you on the Bingo, but it is fun to look forward to each morning!! Have a super day Wendy!!

Cindy said...

How beautiful!! Thank you for sharing you beautifully decorated home! And I LOVE the Santa key!! How clever!! And, like you, I love the true meaning behind Christmas. I'm sending you many Christmas blessings from Iowa USA!

Joy McD said...

I love the little reindeer on top of your tv!!! Sooooo cute!!!
I think I am done doing last minute projects before Christmas... I need to pack my machine away soon for the movers :( I will miss her, sigh... but I will keep out plenty of stitcheries and hand sewing :)
Thanks for sharing all your gorgeous pics,

Vicki ♥ said...

Oh Wow Wendy...your Christmas decos are all looking so Christmassy...I love them. I think I dont have as many words as you but I too look forward to it each day to check them off. Love your blocks from my Flirting With Flowers BOM and I am sure you will get it done. Have a Happy Christmas dear friend :) hugs Vicki xx

Chookyblue...... said...

wow all your decorations are lovely........the SSCS ornies are lovely 2009 and your new one for 2010